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Friday, December 31, 2010

Last flight of 2010 with the hubby!

 Usually the hubby takes me up for a flight on Christmas day, this year it was yucky out. So after returning the ladder to the rental place he asked if I wanted to go today! It was a gorgeous flight!
 Off in the distance is Mt Rainier, in the forefront is Lake Whatcom.
 Ahead of us is Mt. Baker, I had not flown to the East side of Mt Baker yet so that is where we headed today!
 I zoomed in on Mt Rainier from my side of the plane.

 Flying at about 12,000 feet! Gorgeous view, we can only stay at this level for half an hour before oxygen deprivation sets in though!

 Reminds me of flying over the Swiss Alps a little =)
 This was a gorgeous pale blue color in real life where those holes are in the snow and ice.

You can barely make out the steam rising from the lava dome above...

 Koko tried her earmuffs, but didn't like them.
 Back over to the bay!

 I think this is a shrimp reef... in real life it is a pale pink color.

 Back on the ground!

What a great flight! Happy New Year!

It's up! YAY!

 Yesterday the hubby got off early for New Years... he stopped and rented a 12 foot ladder to put up the chandelier! 
 Quite the project since my hubby is afraid of heights! haha! Yes, he does fly airplanes, but he explains that it is different?! Uh, o-kay? 
 The important thing is... it is up! It is gorgeous! I am so happy with it! 
 This is the chandelier without the crystals, I purchased it online at CSN stores. I had never used them before, but had read on several blogs that people were very pleased with the company, so I gave it a shot!
 It was very easy to put the chandelier together, infact I did it myself!
 Then once he got the chandelier hung,  I put each of the crystals on.
 So pretty.
 It was hard to take pictures of it lit, 
 So I took some pictures of it this morning.

The hubby also bought me one of these... a leaf blower =) better than flowers, right?!
We are off to the airport, for our last flight of the year...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sheesh! Weather!

 This morning we had some snow! Ick!

 This evening we have clear skies again =) This is the view from the media room window, isn't it gorgeous! The mountains are in Canada!

I love this view! I love clear skies too... better to see the stars while sitting in the hottub!

What we have been doing...

 So you may be wondering what we have been doing since I have not been posting as regular, well the other house is almost empty....

Um... ya, except for this room! I know it looks like a tornado hit it! And I just cannot get myself to pack it up =( I just don't know when it will be un-packed. I have soo many other things on my list to get done before the studio gets it's update. 
I did work on packing it today though. The work space is now cleaned off, all the buttons are packed up.   
The fabric is all packed up, the Cricut, the Cuttlebug and all their accessories are all packed up.

 I have this weird fixation with light fixtures. All the light fixtures on the outside of the new house looked like the one above, ugly! Sorry if you happen to have these on your house =/ 
All of the ugly fixtures are being changed out to these beauties! Not only are these prettier (in my opinion anyway) but they are also better proportioned for the exterior of our house. See how much bigger they are?
My second weird fixation is door knobs... all of these are being changed out also...
 The front door got one of these... awww =) love it!
 The kitchen door got one too! All the other doors are getting just the plain black door knobs.
 This closet in the laundry room had no knobs, so the hubby fixed that for me. We also have 2 pocket doors, neither one of which had latches to pull them closed... he fixed them too.

 The outdoor fireplace has been cleaned out, and the hot tub got new water too!
 The garage is slowly getting fixed up, we will be painting the countertop with some new paint we discovered for painting laminate counters! The upper cabinets will be getting knobs soon when I change out the ones in the kitchen.
 We rented a small dumpster for the monstrosity mess. We loaded it up and it has already been picked up.
We have not gotten the chandelier hung up yet however... we are going to have to rent a ladder tall enough to get up there,  but first we need to figure out how to get it here! It will be a 16 foot step ladder, Scott has a friend with a van that may be willing to transport it from the hardware store and back for us. Keeping my fingers crossed he will do it and soon! I really want to see that chandelier up, I think it will be gorgeous! 
The guest bedroom has been measured for carpet, we just need to finalize the color we chose, I am hoping to start painting in there within the next week. I want it to be painted before they lay the new carpet. Then I need to find new bedroom furniture, our first house guests arrive in February!